The Shoe is on the Other Foot

I was going to call this “Role Reversal” but see my Blogger’s Remorse entry. Yeah – creepo is at it already today. Blech.

Finally! I wasn’t the total newbie!!! I got to be Ms. Experience and show someone else around!! And I got it right! (even tho’ I sank my boat yet again….)

Logged on last night looking to play. But my friends weren’t logged on. So I figured I’d hop over to the magic stipend ball and get my daily stipend. While I was there, H materialized beside me and said Hi! So I said Hi! Here’s yet another aside and complaint about my stupid computer (which I think from now on should simply be MSC). H took forever to materialize. I guessed H was a she – only part of her outline was coming in. H said she was a newbie – 1 day old. She asked about the stipend and I explained. She asked a few more questions that I could answer and she extended friendship to me. So I accepted. I told her how impressed I was that at only 1 day old she could figure out all these menus and clicks. H told me that she did computer programming in RL. LOL. So now we all know why I do support. By a developer I’m no techie!

Anyway, I invited H to go sailing with me. I warned her that I was undoubtedly going to sink the boat, but she was welcome to come. She accepted and I TP’d to the beach and sent a TP invite to her. She materialized and she was a he. LOL. Looked quite different than the gray shape I’d seen. Not a problem. I warned H again that I was very bad at this, and what he should do once we sank. 🙂 Gotta plan ahead. 🙂 He said he was game. I rezzed the boat (no problems finding it in my inventory for a change) and we got in. I got out the instructions, raised sail and OH MY HEAVENS!!!! It WORKED!!!! We started sailing, exactly the way it is supposed to work. I think!. I told H he was my good luck charm. I avoided hitting the dock, didn’t hit the big ship, had my minimap up and was negotiating around the island. Sooooo cool!!!!! And then of course, the screen froze, everything locked up, crash. I’d forgotten to tell H that part – that we might actually crash out, not merely sink. I hoped he’d figure it out.

Logged back in and of course I was underwater somewhere. Started walking and emerged from the water onto the beach. No boat in sight. (Reminds me – better logon today and get it from my L&F) So I walked up to the boardwalk, sent H an IM and waited. He was there momentarily. He figured out what had happened and logged back in. So we decided that was enough sailing for one evening. I took him to the freebies warehouse, where I picked up some more jewelry and some toys (stuffed animals and balloons and things like that). H was wandering about checking out all the boxes. I jumped back to the boardwalk and was chatting with another fairly newbie – C. We were comparing shoes when H IM’d that he was done and wanted to join us. I taught him how to landmark the warehouse and then brought him to the boardwalk to join the chat. Don’t I sound so experienced now?

A vampire came by and wanted to bite us, we declined politely. The vampire said that she hadn’t wanted to be a vampire – she clicked on something and it bit her and told her that she had lost 5% of her humanity. That doesn’t seem fair. I wonder if she can get her humanity back? Reinforces what your mother taught you – be careful what you touch!

While we were chatting my friend D logged on. Although D claimed to be sleepy, I knew that wouldn’t mean anything. D appears to be quite the party animal. I decided it was time for me to party too! So I asked if I could join her at the nightclub. She sent me a link. I excused myself and went to change clothes. I know you all are so tired of hearing about me changing clothes but can you believe I still can’t make it happen the way I want when I want? I thought if I saved an appearance as an outfit, I could simply click on Replace Outfit and get it. It didn’t work that way. I had to get myself to the dressing room in Kuula, take everything off, and then start putting things back on. It took forever, probably thanks to MSC. Finally I was presentable and jumped to the nightclub.

Whooooeeeee! Very cool! I actually was overdressed. A state of undress was more common than not. Besides D, M was there, who I’d met the other night and who is very fun and kind. D was dancing up a storm, quite the attraction. I of course couldn’t get dancing. Very frustrating. I was doing the correct thing – clicking on the floor, and then selecting dance. But it never happened. MSC. Ultimately the dancing kicked in, the music was going, people were chatting. Thanks M for all the pointers!! I made new friends and had a great time. THIS is the kind of thing I was hoping for in SL.

I think I need to concede a point to my RL husband. I think you are right, dear, that I DO need money in SL. I don’t HAVE to have money. But if I want to play, I’m going to have to pay. There was a lottery jackpot going during the night. You toss in some money and then at some point it explodes and awards everyone some percentage. I didn’t play because I don’t have much money – only L$60 at this point. And you can tip the stage dancers. I would have – some were quite good, once MSC caught up. And as Chestnut mentioned in her comment on my Sailing, Sinking – there are many other boats out there that could be had for a few Linden dollars. Maybe they wouldn’t crash so much. So I think the time may have come to upgrade my membership. Oh hush Melissa – I KNOW that you TOLD ME SO!!!! 🙂

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1 Response to “The Shoe is on the Other Foot”


  1. 1 daleinnis July 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Fun story as always! I’m very puzzled about that Vampire thing; in general in SL nothing can do anything much to you against your will. If she doesn’t want to be a vampire, she should just stop. 🙂 Take off the responsible attachment, or whatever.

    You don’t actually have to upgrade to a Premium membership in order to have money; you just need to register a credit card or Paypal account or something, and then use the “Buy Linden Dollars” button. I’m pretty sure that you can do that with just a Basic account…


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